The primary focus of the Programme is to generate, mobilize, co-ordinate and make accessible foundational biodiversity knowledge in line with the needs of society, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Global Change Programme and the bio-economy. Continue reading “Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) – Small Grants 2018 – South Africa”
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) of Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 11 December 2014. The principle objective of the cooperation between the Parties is to foster scientific and technological cooperation by facilitating brain circulation between the two countries. Continue reading “South African NRF/NCBR Joint Science & Technology Research Collaboration 2019”
USAID currently has 16 Funding and Partnership Opportunities. Click on each opportunity for details and to aply on the job website. Continue reading “16 Funding and Partnership Opportunities at USAID”
International coproductions epitomize a form of artistic collaboration involving partnership and dialogue. With a view to encouraging new collaborative working processes and innovative productions involving international cultural exchange, the Goethe-Institut set up a new coproduction fund in the summer of 2016 to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration. Continue reading “International Coproduction Fund Goethe-Institut for Artists”
IFRA-Nairobi is offering fieldwork grants to masters and doctoral students to conduct their research in 2018 and in one of the five East African countries covered by the Institute: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. Continue reading “IFRA-Nairobi Calls for Application for Fieldwork Grants 2018 (for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda residents)”
There are many determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For the 11th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP). Continue reading “US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) for Nigerians”
The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences – CIMeC at the University of Trento (Italy) welcomes expressions of interest from excellent postdoctoral researchers to apply, jointly with a research supervisor from CIMeC, to the European Commission Marie Skłodowska- Curie Individual Fellowship. Continue reading “Call for Expressions of Interest – Marie Skłodowska- Curie Individual Fellowship – Individual Fellowships”
The Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation was created in 2001 to provide financial support to visual arts students from the continents of Africa, Asia and Latin America wishing to pursue Bachelor or Master studies at ECAV. Continue reading “The Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation Scholarship for Visual Art Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies”
The Dart Center is offering a four-day global reporting institute for journalists on early childhood development, trauma, and resilience June 28 – July 1 at Columbia Journalism School in New York City.
The application deadline is April 9, 2018. APPLY HERE
The UNDP has 77 job openings that are located in different Asia and Pacific countries. These are categorised below by their job fields, levels and location. Click on each opportunity for details and to apply on the UNDP website. Continue reading “77 UNDP Jobs Located in Asia and the Pacific Region”
SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Continue reading “Call for Applications for 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards”
OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue on issues of importance in Eastern Africa. Through a combination of grant making, advocacy and convening power, OSIEA is able to support and amplify the voices of pro-democracy organizations and individuals in the region and to strengthen their capacity to hold their governments accountable. This includes efforts to defend and support rights activists and pro-democracy advocates who come under attack for their work. Continue reading “Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa”
Calling all journalists from the Least Developed Countries
The United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is looking for inspiring stories on how sustainable energy positively impacts communities and individuals in the world’s Least Developed Countries. Continue reading “Funded 2018 UN-OHRLLS Story Competition”
What does the Africa of your dreams look like? What hopes and dreams do you have? How do you envision the future?
As an African organization serving Africans, the African Development Bank’s dream is to build today a better future for Africa tomorrow. Our goal is to unlock the potential of Africa’s youth. We envision a continent that is dynamic, prosperous and led by the visionary leadership of its largest demographic asset – the youth. Continue reading “The Africa of my Dreams Writing Contest”
Newcastle University, UK has 15 fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in Digital Civics (commencing September 2018) and are seeking applicants with a passion for digital technology, civic life, and an interest in how technologies can be used to support citizens and communities. You will need an undergraduate or masters-level education: computer science, design, education, health sciences, or the social sciences.
Location: Newcastle University – EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Digital Civics
|Location:||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£14,777 stipend + full funding of fees|
|Placed on:||5th February 2018|
|Closes:||28th February 2018|
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics (https://digitalcivics.io) at Newcastle University trains doctoral students in the design, deployment and evaluation of community-driven digital technologies and services. Whether it is through the redesign of local services within communities, or rethinking how citizens can and do interact with local government, technology innovation and design has a critical role to play in enabling digitally connected citizens and communities. The CDT began in September 2014 and will train a minimum of 57 doctoral students over five annual intakes.
The CDT in Digital Civics brings together a wealth of expertise at Newcastle University, and is delivered by Open Lab (http://openlab.ncl.ac.uk), Newcastle University’s center of excellence in human-computer interaction and social and ubiquitous computing, and collaborations with experts in teaching and learning (Centre for Learning and Teaching (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cflat)); planning (Global Urban Research Unit) (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/guru)) and public health and social care (Institute for Health & Society (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs)). Doctoral trainees will be supervised by a multi-disciplinary committee of academics from these centers, and will be expected to undertake projects in either fundamental technology innovation or the application of digital technology to learning, public health, social care or local democracy.
The CDT is a unique partnership with government, local, national and global industry and third sector partners. The CDT aims to deliver applied research training for doctoral researchers and includes a program of intensive training and research, internships and placements at some of the world’s leading charities, companies and universities.
All doctoral students will benefit from an annual tax-free stipend of £14,777 a year for 4 years, full funding of fees, and will receive additional funding for research costs including computing facilities, research consumables, and local, national and international travel to attend conferences and participate in industrial and academic exchanges.
For more information about the CDT, please see: https://digitalcivics.io
Should you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for answers to frequently asked questions about the CDT, please see: https://digitalcivics.io/phd-frequently-asked-questions
If you wish to apply for a studentship, please visit:
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2018
Notification of interview by: 9 March 2018
Interview dates: 19 to 23 March 2018
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy was founded in September 2017 in the Department of Learning and Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, with the core aim to undertake research into primary and early years pedagogy which has a positive impact on education practice and on children’s learning (age 0-11 years). The Centre is directed by Professor Dominic Wyse (Founding Director) and Dr Rosie Flewitt (Co-Director).
The Centre is now offering a full-time PhD studentship to commence in October 2018, that will develop an original contribution to primary pedagogy, or primary and early years pedagogy. Engagement with the work of teachers and their pupils will be a key feature of the research. The successful applicant will demonstrate in a research proposal of a maximum of 2,000 words, and at interview, the original contribution that their proposed research could make to research in pedagogy. Mixed methods designs that include rigorous quantitative elements are welcomed, as are high calibre qualitative studies. Continue reading “PhD Studentship: Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy”
The Allen & Overy Foundation makes donations to charitable causes around the world.
The Foundation is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide and, through the Global Grants Programme, supports:
Our global charity partnership
Disaster relief efforts
Charities that address our core themes of access to justice, education and employment Continue reading “Global Grants Programme”
What are the SEED Awards?
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy. Continue reading “2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards”
The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.
Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the Open Society Fellowship. New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.
This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.
Listed here are more than 450 junior and senior research positions, PhD fellowships and lecturing opportunities across the world that are currently registered on the Researchgate job website. Click on each position for details. Continue reading “Over 450 Junior and Senior Research Positions, Doctoral / Postdoctoral Fellowships and Lecturing Opportunities”
Launched in 2015, The Public Interest Fellowship draws on the legacy of that great journal of ideas and policy founded by Daniel Bell and Irving Kristol. The Public Interest nourished generations of individuals dedicated to meeting the moral and political challenges of the day through the rigorous study of contemporary America and the reclaiming of the enduring principles of the American constitutional tradition. Conceived in that spirit, The Public Interest Fellowship provides exceptional young men and women with professional opportunities and a continuing education in the tradition of freedom. The unique combination of work and study is designed to advance fellows’ pursuit of careers devoted to enriching the political and cultural life of the United States.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research. Based at IFES’ Center for Applied Research and Learning, fellows have access to IFES experts and conduct independent research with IFES mentors for six to ten weeks. At the end of the program, fellows must complete a paper for presentation to the public or IFES colleagues. Continue reading “International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Fellowships”
Applications for 2018 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships, Commonwealth PhD Scholarships, and Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are now open for candidates from low and middle income countries.
Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), these scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
As a Commonwealth Alumnus, we ask that you act as brand ambassadors and promote these scholarships amongst your networks, including friends, family, colleagues and students. By doing so, you will help us recruit the next generation of the best and brightest professionals, experts, and leaders from your country.
The deadline for applications for Commonwealth Master’s and PhD Scholarships is 22 February 2018. The deadline for applications for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships is 15 February 2018.
These one-year awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between scholars who have collaborated in the past. Continue reading “Newton Mobility Grants”
Applications may be submitted through midnight Jan. 31, 2018 U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
Internet connectivity is an increasingly critical part of accessing a better education, jobs and health care, and in participating in the 21st century economy. Yet, with more than half of the world’s population lacking internet connectivity, often in rural and other underserved communities, there is still a long road ahead of us.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce that today Microsoft has opened its third annual call for applications to the Microsoft Airband Grant Fund. The grant fund seeks to spark innovation to overcome barriers to affordable internet access, through supporting high-potential, early-stage startups creating innovative new technologies, services and business models. Grantees receive cash investments, access to technology, business development support, mentoring and great networking opportunities. This year we’re taking a keen interest in solutions enabling key verticals such as agriculture, education, healthcare and small business.
The grant fund is an integral part of Microsoft’s Airband initiative, which aims to extend broadband access across the United States and, ultimately, connectivity around the globe. To that end, we are collaborating with internet access and off-grid energy access providers, as well as other private and public-sector entities, on practical, high-impact and scalable approaches to help close the digital divide. The grant fund complements, and feeds into these efforts, as we know that innovation happens at every level – from the largest corporations to an early stage startup with an idea.